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Nov 12, 2012, 11:00 ET Former Children & Youth administrator in Cumberland County joins PA Family Support Alliance board

The retired administrator of Cumberland County Children & Youth Services has joined the board of the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) and...


Oct 17, 2012, 09:40 ET PFSA boosts number of 'mandated reporters' trained to spot child abuse

The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) provided training to 9,400 mandated reporters in how to recognize and report child abuse and neglect...


Aug 27, 2012, 09:52 ET Tell-tale signs of child abuse may show up when children return to school after summer vacation

If a child has spent the summer in an abusive or neglectful home, it may be in the first few days back at school that the tell-tale signs of abuse...


Jul 09, 2012, 09:32 ET New law requiring school personnel to be trained to recognize and report child abuse is 'milestone in protecting Pennsylvania's children'

The enactment of Senate Bill 449 into law, which now requires teachers and other school personnel to be trained to recognize and report child abuse,...


Jun 26, 2012, 11:16 ET PFSA hails Senate passage of measure to require teacher training in recognizing and reporting child abuse

The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) today thanked the state Senate for passing Senate Bill 449, which would require teachers and other...


Jun 04, 2012, 08:18 ET 'Mandated reporters' need training to be effective in spotting and stopping child abuse, PFSA leader says

Mandated reporters of child abuseâ€"members of professions that have a legal duty to report suspected abuseâ€"need "initial training" as part of...


May 24, 2012, 08:54 ET Making sure your child is safe over the summer

Summer is a time of liberation for kids—school's out, vacation's here. But for parents, it can be a time of concern—about a child's safety when it...


Mar 27, 2012, 09:37 ET Child Abuse is the 'Saddest Story,' Best-selling Author Says on Eve of Child Abuse Prevention Month

Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Regina Brett says child abuse is "always the saddest story you're going to write." Brett, author of The New York...


Mar 05, 2012, 10:38 ET Find Out What You Can Do to Mark Child Abuse Prevention Month in April

Child Abuse Prevention Month takes place in April, just a few weeks from now. This year, the observance will take on even greater meaning because of...


Feb 15, 2012, 12:09 ET Best-selling Author Will Be Keynote Speaker at Child Abuse Prevention Month Kickoff Breakfast April 3 in Harrisburg

Regina Brett, author of The New York Times best-seller God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours, will be the keynote speaker at the...


Jan 13, 2012, 11:26 ET PFSA Executive Director Named to Pennsylvania Children's Trust Fund Board of Directors

Angela M. Liddle, executive director of the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA), has been appointed to the board of directors of the...


Nov 14, 2011, 09:52 ET PFSA Urges Swift Action on Bill to Require Training For School Personnel in Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) today called for swift adoption of a measure to require school personnel in Pennsylvania to undergo...


Nov 14, 2011, 09:52 ET Reporting Suspected Child Abuse is Required, Not Optional, for 'Mandated Reporters'

The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA), Pennsylvania's leading provider of training in how to recognize and report child abuse, said...


Oct 19, 2011, 04:58 ET PFSA Praises Senate Passage of Bill Requiring Training of School Personnel on Spotting Child Abuse

The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) today expressed "profound thanks" on behalf of Pennsylvania's children to the state Senate for...


Sep 19, 2011, 04:10 ET Senate Appropriations Committee Approves PFSA-Backed Training Bill to Help Spot Child Abuse

Legislation to require mandated reporters employed in Pennsylvania schools to receive training on recognizing and reporting child abuse has been...


Aug 25, 2011, 09:50 ET PFSA Increases the Number of 'Mandated Reporters' Trained to Spot Child Abuse

The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) provided training to 8,100 mandated reporters in how to recognize and report child abuse and neglect...


May 31, 2011, 10:44 ET Advice for Parents Making Summer Arrangements for Their Children

The coming of summer means it's decision time for parents—deciding on a summer camp for your child or, in some cases, deciding whether your child is...


Apr 27, 2011, 01:17 ET PFSA Sees Progress in Fight Against Child Abuse But Urges Even More Effort

The decline in both reported and substantiated cases of child abuse in Pennsylvania in 2010, along with a decline in injuries and fatalities from...


Apr 18, 2011, 09:18 ET PFSA Partners with Capital Area Intermediate Unit to Offer Online Teacher Training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) has launched a partnership with the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) to offer an online course...


Apr 06, 2011, 12:55 ET Grandmother of 2-year-old Fatal Victim of Child Abuse Shares the Pain of Her Loss to Mark Child Abuse Prevention Month

"Not having my granddaughter is the hardest part," Margarita Torres Leon said in a halting, emotion-laden voice during a mid-morning ceremony in...


Apr 05, 2011, 10:00 ET Grandmother of Fatal Child Abuse Victim to Be Among Speakers at April 6 Observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month

Margarita Torres Leon, the grandmother of a 2-year-old fatal child abuse victim, is scheduled to be among the speakers at a ceremony Wednesday, April ...


Mar 30, 2011, 10:00 ET The Blue Ribbon: a Symbol of Awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month

During April you may see people wearing a looped blue ribbon or a blue ribbon pin in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month, and you may wonder...


Mar 02, 2011, 12:05 ET PFSA-backed Training Bill Moves Out of Committee; Lawmakers Urged to 'Keep the Momentum Going'

Legislation to require "mandated reporters" employed in Pennsylvania schools to receive training on recognizing and reporting child abuse has cleared ...


Feb 24, 2011, 10:18 ET PFSA Again Endorses Legislation to Require Training for School Employees to Recognize and Report Child Abuse

The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) today endorsed legislation introduced by state Sen. Pat Vance, R-Cumberland and York counties, which...


Jan 10, 2011, 09:00 ET PA Family Support Alliance to Offer Child Abuse Prevention and Response Training to Communities

Have you ever seen a parent struggling with a misbehaving child in a store and uncomfortably wondered to yourself if you should say or do something?...